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Prashanth Relangi , 1 year ago 3 min read The Indian team will take on the Windies in the first of the two Tests in Rajkot. After clinching the prestigious Asia Cup , now, Indians are all set to take on the Windies in the first Test at Rajkot.
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Especially, with the Australian tour around, it is the time for the Indians to figure out the flaws in their batting lineup. Meanwhile, KL Rahul will be once again get tested after the century at the Oval.
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- October 03, IST Updated: October 03, IST more-in The hosts will look to use the West Indies series as a dress rehearsal for the Australia tour Asia Cup may have been conquered but, when it comes to the real deal, connoisseurs and aficionados alike have still not recovered from the setback that India suffered in England, hoping for the reversal of the tide in Australia in a few weeks.
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- India have endured series losses in South Africa and England over the last nine months but have still managed to remain the number one side in the longest format. A comprehensive beating of the West Indies at this stage can only serve as a morale-booster to the Virat Kohli-led side which faces another stern test with the Australia tour beginning late November.
- Cheteshwar Pujara will have dreamt all his life of raising his bat to celebrate a Test century in his home city but he probably never envisaged being greeted by the sight of so many empty yellow, green and blue bucket seats. The local media has been full of his story: the father who has coached him all his life but would see him bat live for India for the first time in this match.
Virat Kohli is back to the field, and the Test against the Windies would help him to get back into his zone of comfort as well. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane needs to get some runs under his belt to secure his place.
Coming to the bowling department, it would be a test for Umesh Yadav and Shami in the absence of the regular bowlers. It is interesting to see whether Virat Kohli would hand debut cap to Mohammed Siraj or not. A victory against India will do a world of good for Windies as well. They have got the players in the team, who can deliver the goods, but are they quite enough to tackle Indians?
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Meanwhile, the coach Stuart law quoted his boys are ready for the challenge. The result will purely be based on the top six batsmen of Windies and their ability to take on Indian spinner in the testing conditions.
Coming to the bowlers, Jason Holder and Co need to pull their socks to restrict Indian batsmen. However, it would be interesting to see how the things would pan out for both the teams.
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